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December 13, 1927

Tom Wilson, well-known rancher of the Buffalo Gap vicinity, came to the Hot Springs clinic Monday to have a foreign body removed from his ear. Mr. Wilson was in much pain and the cause was apparent when a sheep tick, with a multitude of active legs, was taken from a position against the eardrum. Mr. Wilson left for home in a considerably relieved state.

“A million dollar beet crop,” is the slogan adopted by the Belle Fourche Commercial club. The announcement by D.B. Pratt, general manager of the Utah and Idaho (U&I) sugar beet plant at Belle Fourche, that officials had fixed the price per ton at $7.00 for the 1928 crop.

Hay Canyon—E. Ebersole was a social visitor one day last week at the home of Geo. Schleve. Guy Nelson spent Wednesday evening at the Merdanian ranch. Perreault brothers and George Schleve hauled hogs to Smithwick last Friday for Bert Thompson. Frank Bolton went to Smithwick Sunday. Ellis Allender of Pactola was down this way the middle of the week.

PRIZE CONTEST on Outdoor Lighted Christmas Trees: open to all residential customers but not including places of business or organizations. First prize: Westinghouse automatic percolator; Second prize: Westinghouse Cozy Glow (large) and third prize: Kitchen Lighting Fixture. Call at our office for entry blank or help and instructions. Water, Light and Power Company.

Sisters’ Hospital Notes—Evenlyn Schultz, an 11-year-old girl of Martin, was brought to the hospital with a ruptured appendix and was operated on immediately. She is doing well. Mrs. J.A. Kelliher of Lance Creek, Wyo. is improving after a course of medical treatments. Valentine Wegh of Scenic is a medical patient. He is an old resident of this locality. Hilda Wasserburger of Montrose, an inland town north of Harrison, Neb. was operated on Sunday for the removal of her appendix, which had ruptured. Her condition is satisfactory. Clarence Kreman of Glenn, Neb. affectionately known as “Skeezix” by the nurses, who are his devoted admirers, has returned to the hospital for further treatment of a cleft palate. He was brought in here a year ago, when only two days old, and as soon as hi condition would permit, he was operated on for hare lip and cleft palate, it being impossible to complete the palate operation at that time.

December 20, 1927

The Star and Times-Herald wish to make public their appreciation of the work of C.N. Alleger, of the Northwest Post, Belle Fourche, who had charge of the campaign.

Mrs. Bert West of the Oelrichs vicinity sustained a broken arm when cranking the family car last week and was brought to the Hot Springs Clinic for surgical attention. The break is in the right wrist and will hamper Mrs. West, who is teacher of the school in their district, for some time. After a day or two spent at the Sisters’ hospital she was taken to her home.

Mrs. Frank Merwin of Hot Springs has received several letters this week containing information regarding her son Elvin Merwin who disappeared on November 15. The most encouraging information came through Glenn Weldon, superintendent of the Ardmore public schools, who wrote Mrs. Merwin at Oral that he saw a Merwin boy in Ardmore one day the past week. Mrs. Merwin feels sure it was Elvin, as he is the only son who is away from home. Mr. Weldon formerly lived at Oral and knew the Merwin family personally.

Oral—Mrs. Ed Wilson, correspondent Mr. and Mrs. Perry Crom and daughters spent Sunday in the W.E. Pierson home. George Renz and Ed Wilson went to Oelrichs Monday after a load of corn. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Bledsoe and Mrs. Mary Margareidge were Hot Springs shoppers Wednesday. Ed Schleve and wife and baby have moved out to Vic LaMont’s where Ed will shuck corn. Schmidt Bros. shipped a car load of fat cattle to the Omaha market this week. John Eng and Perry Crom shipped two cars of hogs to market this week. Charles McWilliams, the cream separator man, spent a few days in Oral and vicinity this week.

Smithwick—Mrs. M.G. O’Gara, correspondent Roy Clark finished taking out a 50 acre field of corn Saturday. Vic Marty is now driving a new Chevrolet. R.C. Davison entertained a number of his friends Tuesday evening at a stag party. Mike Sheeley, the oil driller, was in town the last day of the week. The Marty Hall is being decorated and arranged for the school program Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Barr were in from the Canyon Saturday. Mrs. A.A. Faverty and son Harvey went to Rapid City Friday evening. Mr. Pleas. Ensen spent Sunday at his home in Rapid City.

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